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Birmingham (AL) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated Provides Dental Screenings for Students

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® and the Alabama Dental Society (ADS) Zone One in conjunction with the Birmingham (AL) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated provided free dental screenings, oral health education and treatment referrals to the students of Tarrant Elementary School. This activity took place on Friday, October 24th, aboard the Colgate Van, which is a 32 foot, dentally customized recreational vehicle. Each child got his or her teeth checked by an ADS Zone One dentist. Upon completion of the screening, every child was provided a free toothbrush kit.
Every day, Colgate is making a difference by helping to create healthy smiles for children around the world. In the U.S., Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® provides free dental screenings and oral health education to children through its fleet of mobile dental vans. These vans travel to under-served rural and urban communities, reaching over 1,000 towns and more than 10 million children each year.
This project was part of the Health and Human Services Facet program. The mission of the Health and Human Services facet of The Links, Incorporated is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education, health advocacy, and optimal utilization of health resources. Community education about health risks is crucial and The Links, Incorporated strives to play a significant role in providing it.
Chapter members assisting at this event were: Marquita Davis, Chair of Health and Human Services, Deveta Peoples, DDS, Diann Jackson, and Bonika Wilson. Also present to assist was Adolphus Jackson, DDS.
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation established in 1946. The membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 280 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of the under-served.